After a long summer break, the series of posts who gives you the possibility to know all the amazing people who are part of the Drivetribe community, Meet the Drivetriber, is back!
Obviously, before introducing you my guest, I should explain once more what Meet the Drivetriber is, inviting you to have a look at the link down here!
Now let's move on and talk about my guest, Manav Pallan!
Manav is a young Drivetriber, who doesn't lead any tribe yet but that knows for sure what to talk about here on Drivetribe! You may have noticed many of his posts on the Homepage, about several topics, from celebrities cars to crazy videos from YouTube. Also if you follow him on Instagram, you may have seen a couple of interesting photos...but we'll find out later, now it's time to start with the first question!
Where are you from?
I am from Ealing, West London.
What do you do?
I am currently a student at college but I hope to be a journalist which will then lead me into PR.
How did you join Drivetribe?
I joined DT because I heard of a feature called 'Roast my ride' which I used to thoroughly enjoy. I have now been writing articles on DT for nearly a year now.
What is the car you roasted more ferociously on Roast my Ride?
There was a Lancia Beta and the owner asked "What do you think?" I replied with "That thing won't go anywhere no more".
What is your daily drive?
I don't drive but if I had to pick something it would be a Volvo XC40.
Manual or automatic?
Manual all day, even if I stall all the time
What's your favorite classic car?
A 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo is my favourite classic car.
What's your favorite modern car?
My favourite modern car would definitely be the Ferrari F12.
What do you think about electric cars?
I think electric cars doing good things at the moment. They are nowhere near as refined as petrol powered cars but with cars like the Porsche Taycan, the future could very well be here.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies aren't much. I enjoy watching cooking shows, I like artists such as Martin Garrix and Hardwell and I am a huge fan of everything to do with Germany, including cars and culture.
Tell us a song you enjoy to listen while driving
Oliver Heldens - Good Life
Tell us something funny that's happened to you in a car...
A pigeon once defecated in my McFlurry whilst the window of my car was open. I only noticed once I saw that my Areo McFlurry didn't look green anymore...
What's your dream road trip?
My dream road trip would be driving from France to Italy, whilst going through Switzerland and Germany. This would all be done in a Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Are you a Motorsport fan?
I am a huge motorsport fan. I mainly watch F1, F2, Formula E and WEC.
Who is your favourite racing driver?
AHHH! I can't choose just one but my absolute favourite is Sebastian Vettel who us then very closely followed by Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Valterri Bottas, Neel Jani, Daniel Abt, Di Grassi, Lando Norris, Jordan Taylor, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, Stoffel Vandoorne and finally MIchael Ammmermuller.
What's your first Clarkson, Hammond and May memory?
That would be when I watched my first episode of Top Gear 6 years ago, the episode was when they went ice racing in Val Thorens.
What do you think of Drivetribe?
I just love this website. I don't think there is a better place for fans to post and share automotive content. I think the community we have on this platform is very strong and having done three weeks worth of work experience at DT. the people behind the scenes such as the editorial teams and the countless contributors make this website an amazing place.
Speaking of...you had a lucky encounter...
Tell us about meeting Hammond and May!
Hammond was rather lovely and was REALLY short. May was really interesting and talked with me about his Christmas workshop episodes, of which I am a fan of.
Lucky! Glad to hear you had a great time!
For today it's all!
Thanks for reading and thanks to Manav for being part of MTD!
As usual, if you want to take part leave a comment down here and I will send you the questions soon!
I want to apologize to all the ones who signed to be interviewed, I'm going to catch up with everyone in the next days!
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